Behavioral Neuroscience-Theories, Applications and Issues (GRE Psychology): Questions 1 - 4 of 6

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Question number: 1

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Upon spotting a predator, a hidden bird makes a call of alarm. This display of altruism now places the hidden bird at increased risk while placing its nearby siblings at decreased risk. Such an act is best explained by the concept of

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a.

natural selection

b.

inclusive fitness

c.

contact comfort behavior

d.

operant behavior

Question number: 2

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An experiment in cognitive neuroscience might

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use computer simulations, such as AI, to model human behavior

b.

use brain scans to map activities during problem solving

c.

compare evolutionary differences between species and races in brain development

d.

compare the results of psychotropic medication on the adjustment of hospital populations

Question number: 3

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In research on attachment, Harlow placed infant rhesus monkeys with “surrogate mothers. ” In this famous experiment, a stimulus that induced fear in the infant would cause the infant to run to

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a.

the surrogate with the bottle

b.

the adult female who most resembled its biological mother

c.

the surrogate covered with terrycloth

d.

the closets object behind which it could hide

Question number: 4

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Prozac, which is frequently used to treat depression, works because it is a

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norepinephrine agonist

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norepinephrine antagonist

c.

serotonin agonist

d.

serotonin antagonist

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